Malaysia

  • 9 hours ago

    Kelantan Bersatu to revive projects in bid to accelerate Tok Bali development

    PASIR PUTEH, Aug 24 — Kelantan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) will propose two projects to be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) aimed at accelerating...

  • DPM calls on agencies involved in disaster management to fine tune early warning systems

    10 hours ago

    DPM calls on agencies involved in disaster management to fine tune early warning systems

    JITRA, Aug 24 — All agencies that are involved in disaster management should fine tune early warning systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She...

  • Resolving Johor Causeway congestion a priority for Malaysia, Singapore, says foreign minister

    11 hours ago

    Resolving Johor Causeway congestion a priority for Malaysia, Singapore, says foreign minister

    KUANTAN, Aug 24 ― Resolving the traffic congestion at the Johor Causeway, especially during the peak hours, is a priority for Malaysia and Singapore, said Foreign Minister Datuk...

  • UKM says accepted child porn ex-convict due to excellent studies, extraordinary capabilities

    14 hours ago

    UKM says accepted child porn ex-convict due to excellent studies, extraordinary capabilities

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Reported math genius Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin who was convicted of child pornography in the UK is confirmed to be a post-graduate student in Universiti...

  • Homegrown motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride looking forward to competing with Go-Jek, Grab

    18 hours ago

    Homegrown motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride looking forward to competing with Go-Jek, Grab

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Malaysia’s own motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride says it is looking forward to compete with Indonesia’s Go-Jek and Singapore’s Grab, following...

  • No ‘unIslamic’ worries for Dego Ride, motorcycle taxi services for riders/passengers of same gender since 2016, says founder

    18 hours ago

    No ‘unIslamic’ worries for Dego Ride, motorcycle taxi services for riders/passengers of same gender since 2016, says founder

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Malaysia’s first motorcycle taxi service Dego Ride addressed the potential sensitivity about men and women sharing a motorcycle together when it first...

  • Inverted flag, Zakir Naik, jawi: IGP warns public against taking law into own hands

    16 hours ago

    Inverted flag, Zakir Naik, jawi: IGP warns public against taking law into own hands

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Police have warned all quarters to stop raising sensitive issues and to immediately cease all forms of action that can aggravate the situation, including...

  • Sea sand mining off Selangor, Perak reducing catch, says Fisheries Dept chief

    14 hours ago

    Sea sand mining off Selangor, Perak reducing catch, says Fisheries Dept chief

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — The seafood haul from Selangor and Perak has declined sharply as a result of off-shore sand mining activities both legal and illegal, according to the...

  • 16 hours ago

    Perak elected reps required to submit asset declaration form by Oct 23, says Speaker

    IPOH, Aug 24 — Perak state elected representatives are required to submit their asset declaration form by Oct 23, said State Assembly Speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham. He said the...

  • 8 hours ago

    Johor Customs have seized various smuggled goods worth RM20.6m this year

    BATU PAHAT, Aug 24 — The Royal Malaysian Customs Department in Johor have confiscated about RM20.6 million worth of goods which were either being smuggling in or out of the...

  • Organiser calls off anti-Dr Zakir Naik rally following Anwar’s intervention

    1 day ago

    Organiser calls off anti-Dr Zakir Naik rally following Anwar’s intervention

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The organiser of a planned rally to protest against controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik today announced that the event has been cancelled. He said...

  • Singapore Prisons: Articles purportedly by Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam not written by him, part of ‘orchestrated campaign’

    1 day ago

    Singapore Prisons: Articles purportedly by Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam not written by him, part of ‘orchestrated campaign’

    SINGAPORE, Aug 23 — A Malaysian prisoner on death row has told the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) that he did not write the articles published in Malaysian media that were...

  • PM: Govt will study UN’s poverty rate claim

    1 day ago

    PM: Govt will study UN’s poverty rate claim

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will study the claim made by United Nations human rights experts on the rate of poverty in the...

  • Ministry working on National Art Education Policy, says Maszlee

    1 day ago

    Ministry working on National Art Education Policy, says Maszlee

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 23 — The Ministry of Education has been working to develop a National Art Education Policy to bring art back into the education system in order to produce...

  • Why convicted paedophile Nur Fitri is not a registered child sex offender in Malaysia

    1 day ago

    Why convicted paedophile Nur Fitri is not a registered child sex offender in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The government’s official records of convicted child sexual offenders are only from 2017 onwards as they are parked under a new 2017 law, while a math...

  • 1 day ago

    2.4ha of forest goes up in flames near Legoland theme park in Iskandar Puteri

    JOHOR BARU, Aug 23 — About 2.4 hectares of forest land near the Legoland Theme Park and a hotel, in Iskandar Puteri, near here, caught fire this afternoon. Larkin Fire and...

  • Nik Mohd Hasyudeen is new Tabung Haji CEO

    1 day ago

    Nik Mohd Hasyudeen is new Tabung Haji CEO

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yusoff has been appointed the new group managing director and chief executive officer of the Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) effective...

  • Wanted man hospitalised after being shot by police in Setapak

    1 day ago

    Wanted man hospitalised after being shot by police in Setapak

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — A wanted man was shot by the police at a condominium in Jalan Genting Klang here tonight. Wangsa Maju district police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail, who...

  • Selangor to have own early disaster warning system by 2022, says mentri besar

    1 day ago

    Selangor to have own early disaster warning system by 2022, says mentri besar

    SHAH ALAM, Aug 23 — Selangor will have its own early disaster warning system by 2022 with the completion of a joint study between the state government and two universities,...

  • 1 day ago

    Armed Forces chief: Search for two soldiers missing on Pulau Perak ongoing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The search and rescue operation for two soldiers who went missing in Pulau Perak, Kedah, last July, is continuing but there have been no new leads, said...

  • Man who threatened to kill Perak exco released on police bail

    1 day ago

    Man who threatened to kill Perak exco released on police bail

    IPOH, Aug 23 — A man who was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill DAP National Socialist Youth (DAPSY) chief Howard Lee Chuan How, has been released on police bail. Perak...

  • DPM: National Tourism Policy 2020-2030 to be implemented next year

    1 day ago

    DPM: National Tourism Policy 2020-2030 to be implemented next year

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The National Tourism Policy (DPN) 2020-2030 to determine the strategic direction of the country’s tourism will be implemented next year, said Deputy...

  • Loke: Changes to driving test method needed to implement e-testing

    1 day ago

    Loke: Changes to driving test method needed to implement e-testing

    KEPALA BATAS, Aug 23 — The Transport Ministry is making changes to the existing driving licence test method to enable the implementation of e-testing. Minister Anthony Loke Siew...

  • Dr M: Govt’s new initiatives aimed to harness youths for nation’s progress

    1 day ago

    Dr M: Govt’s new initiatives aimed to harness youths for nation’s progress

    PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said tonight youths figure prominently in all aspects of the government’s new initiatives and programmes for the nation to move...

  • National Sports Day, Malaysia Sports Challenge still in plans for National Sports Month, says ministry

    1 day ago

    National Sports Day, Malaysia Sports Challenge still in plans for National Sports Month, says ministry

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The National Sports Day (NSD) and Malaysia Sports Challenge (MySC) remain under the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) plans for the inaugural National...

  • MAHB: KLIA disruption due to network failure

    1 day ago

    MAHB: KLIA disruption due to network failure

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The systems disruption at both terminals of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which first occurred two days ago, was caused by a network failure....

  • Anwar: PKR Cabinet ministers have done their best, but still room for improvement

    1 day ago

    Anwar: PKR Cabinet ministers have done their best, but still room for improvement

    PORT DICKSON, Aug 23 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is satisfied with the performance of Cabinet ministers from the party. They had done their best, he said, adding...

  • KL police chief warns public to stay away from anti-Dr Zakir Naik rallies in Brickfields

    1 day ago

    KL police chief warns public to stay away from anti-Dr Zakir Naik rallies in Brickfields

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The police have issued a strong warning for the people to stay away from two illegal rallies in ‘Little India’, Brickfields, tonight and tomorrow....

  • Sarawak CM: PBB only picks women candidates who have the blessing of their husbands

    1 day ago

    Sarawak CM: PBB only picks women candidates who have the blessing of their husbands

    KUCHING, Aug 23 — Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) will only pick married women as election candidates if they have the support and approval of their husbands, its president...

  • Where are your principles of accountability? Umno asks DAP as Perak exco charged with rape refuses to go on leave

    1 day ago

    Where are your principles of accountability? Umno asks DAP as Perak exco charged with rape refuses to go on leave

    IPOH, Aug 23 — DAP should explain why its Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong has refused to go on leave despite being charged with raping his Indonesian maid, Perak Umno...

  • Safety first, says Loke of Go-Jek’s proposed debut in Malaysia

    1 day ago

    Safety first, says Loke of Go-Jek’s proposed debut in Malaysia

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — The government is to place great emphasis on the issue of road safety with regard to the proposed e-hailing motorcycle service called Go-Jek, Transport...

  • 1 day ago

    Environment Dept issues stop-work order for MRR2 project over mud floods

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — An ongoing tiered highway project on the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) was ordered to stop by the Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday for failing to...

  • Economic minister stands by country’s official poverty rate, says it follows international standards

    1 day ago

    Economic minister stands by country’s official poverty rate, says it follows international standards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today refuted claims by a UN rights expert that Malaysia’s poverty rate has been grossly underreported....